Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain

Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain
Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain by Patricia S Churchland
2013 | EPUB | 1.26MB

A trailblazing philosopher’s exploration of the latest brain science—and its ethical and practical implications.

What happens when we accept that everything we feel and think stems not from an immaterial spirit but from electrical and chemical activity in our brains? In this thought-provoking narrative—drawn from professional expertise as well as personal life experiences—trailblazing neurophilosopher Patricia S. Churchland grounds the philosophy of mind in the essential ingredients of biology. She reflects with humor on how she came to harmonize science and philosophy, the mind and the brain, abstract ideals and daily life.

Offering lucid explanations of the neural workings that underlie identity, she reveals how the latest research into consciousness, memory, and free will can help us reexamine enduring philosophical, ethical, and spiritual questions: What shapes our personalities? How do we account for near-death experiences? How do we make decisions? And why do we feel empathy for others? Recent scientific discoveries also provide insights into a fascinating range of real-world dilemmas—for example, whether an adolescent can be held responsible for his actions and whether a patient in a coma can be considered a self.

Churchland appreciates that the brain-based understanding of the mind can unnerve even our greatest thinkers. At a conference she attended, a prominent philosopher cried out, “I hate the brain; I hate the brain!” But as Churchland shows, he need not feel this way. Accepting that our brains are the basis of who we are liberates us from the shackles of superstition. It allows us to take ourselves seriously as a product of evolved mechanisms, past experiences, and social influences. And it gives us hope that we can fix some grievous conditions, and when we cannot, we can at least understand them with compassion.

Emotional First Aid [Audiobook]

Emotional First Aid [Audiobook]
Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt, and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries [Audiobook] by Guy Winch
2013 | MP3@64 kbps | 9 hrs 05 mins | 249.58MB

First aid for failure

Although we have bandages for cuts, chicken soup for colds, and ice packs for bruises, most of us have no idea how to treat day-to-day emotional injuries such as failure, rejection, and loss. But, as Guy Winch, Ph.D., points out, these kinds of emotional injuries often get worse when left untreated and can significantly impact our quality of life. In this fascinating and highly practical book he provides the emotional first aid treatments we have been lacking.

Explaining the long-term fallout that can result from seemingly minor emotional and psychological injuries, Dr. Winch offers concrete, easy-to-use exercises backed up by hard cutting-edge science to aid in recovery. He uses relatable anecdotes about real patients he has treated over the years and often gives us a much needed dose of humor as well.

Prescriptive, programmatic, and unique, this first-aid kit for battered emotions will appeal to readers of Unstuck by James S. Gordon and Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff.

Self-Compassion Step by Step [Audiobook]

Self-Compassion Step by Step [Audiobook]
Self-Compassion Step by Step: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself [Audiobook] by Kristin Neff
2013 | MP3@96 kbps | 6 hrs 34 mins | 282.22MB

A six-session training course for transforming your relationship with yourself.

Why does it feel so natural to be compassionate and kind to those we care about - yet so hard to treat ourselves the same way? "Our culture teaches us to use self-criticism for motivation and to build self-esteem by constantly measuring ourselves against everyone else," says Dr. Kristin Neff. "We need to re-learn the essential skill of being genuinely nurturing and supportive toward ourselves." With Self-Compassion Step by Step, this groundbreaking researcher reveals the clinically proven power of self-kindness, with practical training for cultivating an enduring and unshakable sense of your fundamental human worthiness.

Over the past decade, an overwhelming body of research has shown self-compassion to be a master key to good psychological and physical health. Whether you wish to reduce stress, develop healthy habits for exercise or diet, unlock your creativity, or even deal with serious conditions such as depression or addiction, a strong sense of self-compassion is an essential ingredient for success. Best of all, self-compassion is a skill that can be learned. Through six sessions of teaching, Dr. Neff offers guided meditations, experiential practices, and on-the-spot techniques to help you build a strong foundation of self-compassion in your daily life.

"We often become our own worst critic because we believe it's necessary to keep ourselves motivated," says Dr. Neff, "but in fact the research shows that healthy self-compassion increases our inner drive, our resilience to setbacks, and our ability to excel at work and in every aspect of life."

With Self-Compassion Step by Step, she presents a powerful training course that is both accessible and profoundly transformative - a practical approach for creating a life of greater happiness, fulfillment, and love.

Highlights

  • Self-kindnesshow actively comforting ourselves activates our physiological systems designed for soothing and safety
  • Common humanity-recognizing the imperfect nature of the shared human experience
  • Mindfulnessmeeting our moments of suffering with balanced awareness rather than ignoring or exaggerating our pain
  • Why we resist self-compassiondebunking the common myths
  • The clinically-proven benefits of self-compassion in numerous aspects of life
  • The essential difference between competitive self-esteem and true self-compassion
  • The natural progression of self-compassion practice
  • Guided techniques that use visualization, touch, language, and awareness to evoke states of self-compassion, and much more

The Power of Self-Compassion

The Power of Self-Compassion
The Power of Self-Compassion: Using Compassion-Focused Therapy to End Self-Criticism and Build Self-Confidence by Mary Welford
2013 | EPUB | 3.13MB

If someone told you that you have low self-esteem, would it cause you to bristle? For many, the very concept of self-esteem has negative connotations, because it calls to mind the comparisons we make between ourselves and others. So how do you build real self-confidence?

In The Power of Self-Compassion, you will learn that focusing on self-compassion, rather than self-esteem, is actually the best way to build true, lasting self-confidence. For too long self-esteem has been based on the idea that if you achieve certain goals you are doing okay. This can lead to comparing yourself with others as a way to build confidence. The skills and behavioral techniques outlined in this book are drawn from the groundbreaking compassion-focused therapy (CFT), which holds that being compassionate to yourself—even when things are not going well—is central to building real self-confidence.

With compassion-focused therapy, you will adopt an accepting attitude about your strengths and weaknesses, and a commitment to change that doesn’t depend on being overly critical of yourself or comparing yourself with others. In addition, you will learn how the concept of self-confidence fits in the context of our evolution, biology, and life experiences.

If you are looking to improve your self-confidence, the behavioral steps provided in this book can help you focus on the areas in your life that need improvement, so that you can build a stronger sense of self-worth and competence.

Angst: Origins of Anxiety and Depression

Angst: Origins of Anxiety and Depression
Angst: Origins of Anxiety and Depression by Jeffrey P Kahn
2012 | EPUB | 3.6MB

In this path-breaking volume, engagingly written for the general public, psychiatrist Jeffrey Kahn reveals that the Angst of anxiety and depression ultimately results from our transformation, over tens of thousands of years, from biologically shaped, almost herd-like prehistoric tribes, to rational and independent individuals in modern civilization. Because of our Reason, we don't choose to act like sheep.

Kahn looks at five basic types of modern-day angst--Panic Anxiety, Social Anxiety, OCD, Atypical Depression, and Melancholic Depression--and shows how each derives from primeval social instincts that once helped our ancestors survive. For instance, the "panic disorder" which prevents some people from flying may have originally evolved to keep our tribal ancestors from traveling dangerously far from home. Likewise, the increased emotional sensitivity to social rejection that now triggers episodes of "atypical depression" may have helped maintain polite behavior and social harmony in our ancestors. Our distinctly human civilization and rational consciousness lets us defy these social instincts. But those over-ridden instincts can resurface as stressful emotional disorders. Kahn notes that some of us painfully tackle this distress head-on, in ways that can advance intellectual creativity, social performance and productivity. He also describes the interplay of instinct with the advance of civilization, and on how evolutionary perspective explains why modern treatments work.

Ranging from Darwin and Freud to the most cutting-edge medical and scientific findings--drawing from ancient writings, modern humor and popular lyrics, and with many amusing cartoons--Angst offers us an exciting new slant on some of the most pervasive mental health issues of our time.

Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction
Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction by Damien Keown
2005 | PDF | 3.07MB

The latter half of the twentieth century witnessed a growing interest in Buddhism, and it continues to capture the imagination of many in the West who see it as either an alternative or a supplement to their own religious beliefs. Numerous introductory books have appeared in recent years to cater to this growing interest, but almost none devotes attention to the specifically ethical dimensions of the tradition. For various complex cultural and historical reasons, ethics has not received as much attention in traditional Buddhist thought as it has in the West.

Written by Damien Keown, one of the few experts worldwide who specializes in the area, Buddhist Ethics illustrates how Buddhism might approach a range of contemporary moral issues, ranging from abortion to euthanasia, sexuality to cloning, and even war and economics.

Your Sacred Anatomy: An Owner's Guide To The Human Energy Structure

Your Sacred Anatomy: An Owner's Guide To The Human Energy Structure
Your Sacred Anatomy: An Owner's Guide To The Human Energy Structure by Desda Zuckerman
2012 | EPUB | 4.49MB

This book is the most comprehensive blueprint of the Human Energy Structure ever published. Written for both healing professionals and spiritual seekers, this book reveals the underlying systems, mechanics, and subtle anatomy of the soul.

Combining detailed descriptions, specific exercises, and vibrant color illustrations, this book can awaken your consciousness. Both an invitation to awakening, and a road-map to greater self-awareness, this treatise of enlightened expertise broadens the definition of what it means to be human. By entering this world of sacred anatomy, you will expand your sense of who and what you are.

Spiral Up Yoga

Spiral Up Yoga
Spiral Up Yoga: Five Minutes Per Day Lifelong Self-Care Foundation for Body, Mind and Soul by John E Groberg
2012 | EPUB | 1.32MB

Spiral Up Yoga is based on many years of personal experimentation with yoga by the author, all with the goal of making yoga more accessible to the average person who doesn't have hours a week to devote to going to yoga classes.

The author's personal quest was to create a simple, "impossible to forget" system that only requires a few minutes a day to practice, but would become a powerful foundation of complete self-care for body, mind and soul. Spiral Up Yoga is the result of that long quest.

Practiced just a few minutes a day, Spiral Up Yoga will restore your body to it's innate state of being flexible, supple and energized. It will restore your innate inner calm and peace of mind making you more resilient and less stressed. It will unlock your innate spiritual nature and creative spark as your soul is allowed to shine forth more brightly and you become more aware of who you really and are what you're here to do.

The structure is so simple. There are seven major chakras of the energy body and there are seven days of the week

  • Monday is First Chakra Day
  • Tuesday is Second Chakra Day
  • Wednesday is Third Chakra Day
  • Thursday is Fourth Chakra Day
  • Friday is Fifth Chakra Day
  • Saturday is Sixth Chakra Day
  • Sunday is Seventh Chakra Day

Spiral Up Yoga is about doing something, no matter how small, each day to open and strengthen that day's chakra. It teaches you lots of simple, effective ways to do that and allows you to create your own customized practice that can evolve and grow with you.

Spiral Up Yoga also challenges many of your beliefs and ways of thinking about life which will create greater flexibility in thinking, not just in your body.

This simple, 5 min/day practice will be one of the most incredible gifts you could ever give yourself and by extension, all those whose life you impact- because you will be offering a better version of yourself to all whose lives you touch.

The Lost Teachings of Yoga [Audiobook]

The Lost Teachings of Yoga [Audiobook]
The Lost Teachings of Yoga [Audiobook] by Georg Feuerstein
2003 | MP3 VBR | ~ 7 hrs | 402.97MB

Yoga's original spiritual wisdom and practices. A leading scholar and practitioner of Yoga in the West for more than 30 years, Feuerstein introduces you to the wonders beyond Yoga's postures and breathing techniques, and points the way to the "inner strength and mental peace" that is Yoga's first objective.

Taught by Feuerstein himself, this full 12-session, 7-hour course reveals the true history of Yoga, the gifted masters who brought it to the West, its many branches and the rich fruit they yield, Yoga's virtues and disciplines that "flower into enlightenment," subtle anatomy and the energy of prana or life force, the origins of asanas, and much more.

Yoga Vasistha [Audiobook]

Yoga Vasistha [Audiobook]
Yoga Vasistha [Audiobook] read by Atika, Dr Arun Madhavan
MP3@128 kbps | 10 CDs | 652.0MB

This is the highest knowledge on consciousness. Audio of the select portion of this monumental scripture opens up the mind and brings forth the closest description of the inexplicable. It is of the greatest help to the spiritual seekers to have a direct experience of the Truth.

How to Learn a New Language with a Used Brain

How to Learn a New Language with a Used Brain
How to Learn a New Language with a Used Brain by Lynn McBride
2013 | EPUB | 165.47KB

Forced to master a new language when she moved to Europe, American writer and editor Lynn McBride begin delving into the best methods and resources for language learning, gathering data from professors, programs, native speakers, and fellow language learners. This short, practical guide to tackling a new language the most effective way, and with the right tools, is the result of her efforts, and her conviction that foreign language study has surprising benefits for everyone.

Written especially for adult learners from beginner to advanced levels who want to successfully learn a new language or revive a stalled effort, the book is upbeat, enthusiastic, and motivating.

Included in the book:

  • A personal, tailored program for language learning.
  • Practical tips from other language teachers and learners.
  • A review of the best language learning resources available–many of them free–covering both traditional methods and the latest online resources for computers, tablets and smartphones.
  • Ways to make the program fun, and a part of daily life.

The structured program in this book offers a great head start for anyone beginning or reviving a language learning effort.

Breaking Through Concrete: Building an Urban Farm Revival

Breaking Through Concrete: Building an Urban Farm Revival
Breaking Through Concrete: Building an Urban Farm Revival by David Hanson, Edwin Marty, Mark Winne
2012 | EPUB | 45.1MB

People have always grown food in urban spaces—on windowsills and sidewalks, and in backyards and neighborhood parks—but today, urban farmers are leading an environmental and social movement that transforms our national food system. To explore this agricultural renaissance, brothers David and Michael Hanson and urban farmer Edwin Marty document twelve successful urban farm programs, from an alternative school for girls in Detroit, to a backyard food swap in New Orleans, to a restaurant supply garden on a rooftop in Brooklyn. Each beautifully illustrated essay offers practical advice for budding farmers, such as composting and keeping livestock in the city, decontaminating toxic soil, even changing zoning laws.

A Summer on the Test [Audiobook]

A Summer on the Test [Audiobook]
A Summer on the Test: A Classic of Modern Fly-Fishing Literature [Audiobook] by John Waller Hills, read by William Boyde
2013 | M4A | 6 hrs 52 mins | 257.52MB

First published in 1924, A Summer on the Test remains an essential read for fly fishermen.

No author has surpassed the Right Honourable John Waller Hills' description of classic chalk stream fishing, or indeed knew more about the history of the sport. The Test is a river much affected by decline and deterioration, with the days of crystal clear waters and plentiful brown trout seemingly impossible to recover.

A Summer on the Test reflects on the golden age giving an estimation of what it was once like and what we have lost.

Homemade Root Beer, Soda & Pop

Homemade Root Beer, Soda & Pop
Homemade Root Beer, Soda & Pop by Stephen Cresswell
1998 | EPUB + MOBI | 3.58/2.4MB

Make your own soft drinks that are tastier, healthier, and cheaper than anything you'll find in stores!

From soda water to sarsaparilla, in Homemade Root Beer, Soda & Pop, you'll find easy-to-follow instructions for more than 60 traditional and modern soft drink recipes. Your whole family can make delicious batches of old favorites and experiment with new combinations of natural ingredients to create your own refreshing recipes.

You'll make fabulous, fizzy creations like:

  • Old-Fashioned Root Beer
  • Sarsaparilla Soda
  • Birch Beer
  • Virgin Islands Ginger Beer
  • Lemon-Lime Soda
  • Cherry Vanilla Soda
  • Cream Soda
  • Raspberry Shrub
  • Molasses Switchel
  • Coffee Whizzer
  • Fruit Smoothie
  • and much more!

Farm Fresh Southern Cooking

Farm Fresh Southern Cooking
Farm Fresh Southern Cooking by Tammy Algood
2012 | EPUB | 8.14MB

Is there anything better than a kitchen countertop spread with the spoils of a Saturday morning at the farmers’ market? Every trip yields some new assortment of old favorites and newfound treasures. One week, you’re tempted by the sun-warmed heirloom tomatoes and the Mason jars brimming with orange blossom honey. Another week, it’s the slabs of milky Havarti cheese and the Red Haven peaches heavy with juice, enticing you to spend just a little more than you planned. Kentucky pole beans, silky ears of sweet corn, and sacks of stone-ground buckwheat flour may find their way into your basket on another visit.

Whether you shop with a list or purely on impulse, you’ll always find the truest taste of home at the local farms, roadside stands, and produce markets in your community. These are the places that offer up the native flavors of the South and all its seasons. They are your portal to the fields, the waters, and the vines where your food is cultivated. Get to know the origins of what you eat and the people who produce it. Tammy Algood’s Farm Fresh Southern Cooking celebrates this experience with delicious recipes that will enhance the natural flavors of your latest market haul and stories of the South’s most dedicated growers and culinary producers.

Great Rhubarb Recipes [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-123]

Great Rhubarb Recipes [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-123]
Great Rhubarb Recipes [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-123] by Nancy C Ralston, Marynor Jordan
1991 | EPUB | 3.09MB

The words "rhubarb" and "pie" are so synonymous that it's no wonder rhubarb is also known as pieplant. But there's much more to be done with rhubarb than make a pie!

Rhubarb is delicious at breakfast, lunch, and dinner and in cakes, breads, desserts, jams, and more. And it's easy to grow and hardy. In this bulletin, you'll find expert tips on growing and buying rhubarb, as well as 38 fresh and delicious recipes that will inspire you to use rhubarb creatively. So grab a few stalks and get cooking--and eating!

Recipes include:

  • Rhubarb Nut Bread
  • Chicken with Rhubarb Sauce
  • Rhubarb-Cranberry Soup
  • Easy Rhubarb Ginger Dessert
  • Rhubarb-Strawberry Pie
  • Rosy Rhubarb and Pineapple Jam
  • Rhubarb-Orange Sauce

Grow Giant Pumpkins [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-187]

Grow Giant Pumpkins [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-187]
Grow Giant Pumpkins [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-187] by Gail Damerow
1998 | EPUB | 3.17MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Maintaining Your Dwarf Fruit Orchard

Maintaining Your Dwarf Fruit Orchard
Maintaining Your Dwarf Fruit Orchard [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-134]
1992 | EPUB | 3.18MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Making Your Own Incense [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-226]

Making Your Own Incense [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-226]
Making Your Own Incense [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-226] by Tina Sams, Maryanne Schwartz
1999 | EPUB | 16.96MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Picture Framing [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-153]

Picture Framing [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-153]
Picture Framing [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-153] by Ilona Sherratt
1996 | EPUB | 3.0MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Making Prints from Nature [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-177]

Making Prints from Nature [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-177]
Making Prints from Nature [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-177] by Laura Donnelly Bethmann
1997 | EPUB | 2.04MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Making and Using Mustards [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-129]

Making and Using Mustards [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-129]
Making and Using Mustards [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-129] by Claire Hopley, Connie Parkinson, Kim Foster
1991 | EPUB | 3.18MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Making Natural Milk Soap [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-199]

Making Natural Milk Soap [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-199]
Making Natural Milk Soap [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-199] by Casey Makela
1999 | EPUB | 3.16MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

The Knitting Problem Solver [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-128]

The Knitting Problem Solver [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-128]
The Knitting Problem Solver [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-128] by Tish Lilie
1991 | EPUB | 2.29MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Making Potpourri [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-130]

Making Potpourri [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-130]
Making Potpourri [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-130] by Madeleine H Siegler
1991 | EPUB | 3.03MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Berries, Rasp- & Black [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-33]

Berries, Rasp- & Black [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-33]
Berries, Rasp- & Black [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-33] by Louise Riotte
1981 | EPUB | 3.16MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Container Gardening [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-151]

Container Gardening [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-151]
Container Gardening [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-151] by Patricia R Barrett
1996 | EPUB | 3.02MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Keeping Your Indoor Cat Happy & Healthy

Keeping Your Indoor Cat Happy & Healthy
Keeping Your Indoor Cat Happy & Healthy [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-271] by Arden Moore
2000 | EPUB | 3.33MB

Make Your Home a PURR-fect Palace!

Indoor cats live longer, stay healthier, and enjoy better relationships with their human owners than do outdoor cats. But if you're like many cat owners, you worry about confining your cat to the house. You wonder if your cat finds like indoors satisfying, and you look for ways to add entertainment, exercise, and excitement to your indoor cat's daily routine.

Worry no more! Author Arden Moore will show you how to turn your house into cat heaven without spending a lot of money, whether you live in a large country cottage or a small studio apartment. You'll learn how to:

  • Cat proof your home
  • Think like a cat when you decorate
  • Provide your cat with fun home-alone activities
  • Teach your cat to play simple games with you
  • Pamper your cat with a spa-style massage
  • Install an enclosed outdoor cat run
  • And more!

Cat Toys: How to Make Your Home a Feline Paradise

Cat Toys: How to Make Your Home a Feline Paradise
Cat Toys: How to Make Your Home a Feline Paradise [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-251] by Lura Rogers
2000 | EPUB | 3.15MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

The Back to Basics Handbook: A Guide to Buying and Working Land

The Back to Basics Handbook: A Guide to Buying and Working Land
The Back to Basics Handbook: A Guide to Buying and Working Land by Abigail R Gehring
2011 | EPUB | 52.62MB

Rediscover the pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener, and more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide. With hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts, and illustrations, The Back to Basics Handbook will help you dye your own wool with plant pigments, graft trees, raise chickens, craft a hutch table with hand tools, and make treats such as blueberry peach jam and cheddar cheese. The truly ambitious will find instructions on how to build a log cabin or an adobe brick homestead.

More than just practical advice, this is also a book for dreamers— even if you live in a city apartment you will find your imagination sparked, and there’s no reason why you can’t, for example, make a loom and weave a rag rug. Complete with tips for old-fashioned fun (square dancing calls, homemade toys, and kayaking tips), this is the ultimate concise guide to voluntary simplicity.

The Tastes of Ayurveda

The Tastes of Ayurveda
The Tastes of Ayurveda: More Healthful, Healing Recipes for the Modern Ayurvedic by Amrita Sondhi
2012 | PDF | 170.9MB

Ayurveda, the five thousand-year-old healing tradition from India linked to the development of yoga, is based on the concept that one's physical, mental, and spiritual well-being comes from a number of sources, including a healthful diet based on one's individual constitution. In this vegetarian cookbook, Amrita Sondhi, author of The Modern Ayurvedic Cookbook, provides new twists on traditional Ayurvedic recipes that are also inspired by the growing popularity of whole grains (quinoa, spelt, and barley) and raw foods.

The Ayurvedic diet is based on the concept of three "doshas": vata (air), pitta (fire), and kapha (earth). Each of us has a primary dosha that we can strive to maintain at a healthy balance, but which can cause problems if excessive. The book includes a questionnaire so readers can determine their own primary dosha and then look for recipes that will help them to maintain or reduce it for optimal health.

Recipes include modern interpretations of Indian cuisine (spicy paneer zucchini kabobs and mango and coconut kulfi), and Ayurvedic spins on vegetarian fare (sprouted barley rainbow pilaf and raw zucchini hummus). The book also includes yoga and breathing exercises that one can easily do at home or at work, full-color recipe photos, and information on sprouting/fermenting techniques and backyard gardening.

The Modern Ayurvedic Cookbook: Healthful, Healing Recipes for Life

The Modern Ayurvedic Cookbook: Healthful, Healing Recipes for Life
The Modern Ayurvedic Cookbook: Healthful, Healing Recipes for Life by Amrita Sondhi
2006 | PDF | 3.49MB

Ayurveda is a holistic healing tradition from India whose history is linked to the development of yoga. It is an ancient system in which physical and spiritual well-being comes from a number of sources, including a healthful diet based on one’s individual constitution.

Ayurveda is about achieving a physical and spiritual balance through a number of means, including yoga, aromatherapy, and diet. This all-vegetarian cookbook based on Ayurvedic traditions features delectable and nutritious recipes that appeal to particular doshas, which are one’s personal constitution based on physical and mental characteristics: fire (pitta), air (vata), and earth (kapha). (The book includes a dosha questionnaire so readers can determine their own.) And while the recipes are authentically Ayurvedic, they feature easy-to-find ingredients and modern-day cooking methods appropriate for busy schedules.

The book also includes yoga postures, cleansing programs, and information on aromatherapy, color therapy, and Abhyanga massage. There are also suggested meat substitutions for non-vegetarians. (Ayurveda is not exclusively vegetarian, although this book is.)

Written with both converts and beginners in mind, The Modern Ayurvedic Cookbook is a twenty-first-century approach to a five-thousand-year-old tradition that will restore your health, energy, and sense of well-being.

The Deerholme Mushroom Book: From Foraging to Feasting

The Deerholme Mushroom Book: From Foraging to Feasting
The Deerholme Mushroom Book: From Foraging to Feasting by Bill Jones
2013 | PDF |

Expand your culinary knowledge of wild and cultivated mushrooms with this comprehensive cookbook by award-winning writer and chef Bill Jones. Learn from an acknowledged expert in the field of wild foods how to source mushrooms through foraging, shopping, and growing, and get a thorough overview of the common types of wild and cultivated fungi. Gain insight into the medicinal and cultural uses of mushrooms, and reap the health benefits of simple, unprocessed food.

Delicious recipes for basic pantry preparations, soups, salads, meats, seafood, and vegetable dishes, all featuring mushrooms, include: Truffle Potato Croquettes; Mushroom Pate; Porcini Naan; Semolina Mushroom Cake; Beef Tenderloin and Oyster Mushroom Carpaccio; Curried Mushroom and Coconut Bisque. The Deerholme Mushroom Book is every chefs essential guide to edible mushrooms.

Radiation: What It Is, What You Need to Know [Audiobook]

Radiation: What It Is, What You Need to Know [Audiobook]
Radiation: What It Is, What You Need to Know [Audiobook] by Robert Peter Gale, Eric Lax, read by Robert Fass
2013 | MP3 VBR + EPUB | 7 hrs 31 mins | 206.12MB

The essential guide to radiation: the good, the bad, and the utterly fascinating, explained with unprecedented clarity.

Earth, born in a nuclear explosion, is a radioactive planet; without radiation, life would not exist. And while radiation can be dangerous, it is also deeply misunderstood and often mistakenly feared. Now Robert Peter Gale, M.D. - the doctor to whom concerned governments turned in the wake of the Chernobyl and Fukushima - in collaboration with medical writer Eric Lax draws on an exceptional depth of knowledge to correct myths and establish facts.

Exploring what have become trigger words for anxiety - nuclear energy and nuclear weapons, uranium, plutonium, iodine-131, mammogram, X-ray, CT scan, threats to the food chain - the authors demystify the science and dangers of radiation, and examine its myriad benefits, from safely sterilizing our food to the relatively low-risk fuel alternative of nuclear energy. This is the book for all listeners who have asked themselves questions such as: What kinds of radiation, and what degree of exposure, cause cancer? What aftereffects have nuclear accidents and bombs had? Does radiation increase the likelihood of birth defects? And how does radiation work?

Hugely illuminating, Radiation is the definitive road map to our post-Chernobyl, post-Fukushima world.

Economics in One Lesson [Audiobook]

Economics in One Lesson [Audiobook]
Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics [Audiobook] by Henry Hazlitt, read by Jeff Riggenbach
2006 | MP3 VBR + EPUB + MOBI | 6 hrs 56 mins | 200.54MB

A million copy seller, Henry Hazlitt’s Economics in One Lesson is a classic economic primer. But it is also much more, having become a fundamental influence on modern “libertarian” economics of the type espoused by Ron Paul and others.

Considered among the leading economic thinkers of the “Austrian School,” which includes Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich (F.A.) Hayek, and others, Henry Hazlitt (1894-1993), was a libertarian philosopher, an economist, and a journalist. He was the founding vice-president of the Foundation for Economic Education and an early editor of The Freeman magazine, an influential libertarian publication. Hazlitt wrote Economics in One Lesson, his seminal work, in 1946. Concise and instructive, it is also deceptively prescient and far-reaching in its efforts to dissemble economic fallacies that are so prevalent they have almost become a new orthodoxy.

Many current economic commentators across the political spectrum have credited Hazlitt with foreseeing the collapse of the global economy which occurred more than 50 years after the initial publication of Economics in One Lesson. Hazlitt’s focus on non-governmental solutions, strong — and strongly reasoned — anti-deficit position, and general emphasis on free markets, economic liberty of individuals, and the dangers of government intervention make Economics in One Lesson, every bit as relevant and valuable today as it has been since publication.

Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist

Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist
Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist by Roger Lowenstein
2008 | EPUB | 5.81MB

Since its hardcover publication in August of 1995, Buffett has appeared on the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times, Newsday and Business Week bestseller lists. The incredible landmark portrait of Warren Buffett's uniquely American life is now available in paperback, revised and updated by the author.

Starting from scratch, simply by picking stocks and companies for investment, Warren Buffett amassed one of the epochal fortunes of the twentieth century--an astounding net worth of $10 billion, and counting. His awesome investment record has made him a cult figure popularly known for his seeming contradictions: a billionaire who has a modest lifestyle, a phenomenally successful investor who eschews the revolving-door trading of modern Wall Street, a brilliant dealmaker who cultivates a homespun aura.

Journalist Roger Lowenstein draws on three years of unprecedented access to Buffett's family, friends, and colleagues to provide the first definitive, inside account of the life and career of this American original. Buffett explains Buffett's' investment strategy--a long-term philosophy grounded in buying stock in companies that are undervalued on the market and hanging on until their worth invariably surfaces--and shows how it is a reflection of his inner self.

Understanding the Dollar Crisis

Understanding the Dollar Crisis
Understanding the Dollar Crisis by Percy L Greaves Jr
2011 | EPUB | 839.16KB

In the year that President Nixon closed the gold window forever and the US government removed the last vestiges of the gold standard, nonstop dollar turmoil was unleashed. In that same year, Percy L. Greaves, a student of Ludwig von Mises's, released a blockbuster of a book that sought to explain the crisis. Understanding the Dollar Crisis was a huge seller and taught a generation to think like Austrian economists, who, after all, were the only ones offering a coherent explanation of events.

Percy Greaves's widow, Bettina Bien Greaves, gave her permission for a republication of this book, on the occasion of the current dollar crisis. What's remarkable is how Percy's analysis holds up in nearly every way, after all these years.

He begins by clarifying that in order to understand the dollar crisis, one must understand much more: What is economics? What is the difference between price and value? What is money, and how did it originate? How and why did the gold standard come about? What are the causes of the business cycle? And much more.

What he did was produce an excellent primer on monetary economics that still retains its value.

Ludwig von Mises himself wrote the foreword to the book: "These seven lectures are not merely a substitute for a textbook on economics. They are much more. They are an attempt to analyze and to explain the meaning and the effects of the various systems, methods, and measures of economic policies."

Strategy: An Introduction to Game Theory [Third Edition]

Strategy: An Introduction to Game Theory [Third Edition]
Strategy: An Introduction to Game Theory [Third Edition] by Joel Watson
2013 | PDF | 18.14MB

The perfect balance of readability and formalism.

Joel Watson has refined his successful text to make it even more student-friendly. A number of sections have been added, and numerous chapters have been substantially revised. Dozens of new exercises have been added, along with solutions to selected exercises. Chapters are short and focused, with just the right amount of mathematical content and end-of-chapter exercises. New passages walk students through tricky topics.

The Second Coming of Steve Jobs

The Second Coming of Steve Jobs
The Second Coming of Steve Jobs by Alan Deutschman
2000 | EPUB | 515.3KB

From the acclaimed Vanity Fair and GQ journalist--an unprecedented, in-depth portrait of the man whose return to Apple precipitated one of the biggest turnarounds in business history.

From the emergence of Apple Computer in the late 1970s and early 1980s to its current resurgence, charismatic leader Steve Jobs has captivated the public. Both revered and reviled for his dictatorial manner and stunning successes, Jobs has transcended his legend in Silicon Valley to take on some of the heaviest hitters in Hollywood. Now, in The Second Coming of Steve Jobs, Alan Deutschman presents the most revealing portrait yet of this fascinating, complex character--an in-depth look at the many layers of Steve Jobs, a man who is at turns a brilliant cult figure and an abusive, egomaniacal kid.

This story begins back in 1985 when Jobs was exiled from Apple, and then it goes on to chronicle the rise and fall of his own company, NeXT; the enormous success of Jobs's film animation studio, Pixar; and finally his triumphant return to Apple in the late 1990s, with Jobs taking the title of CEO in January 2000. Displaying an uncanny skill at the negotiation table and an intuitive sense of brilliant design that could capture the public's fascination with products like the iMac, along with a celebrity's ability to command the spotlight, Jobs has been able to catapult himself to the top of the Silicon Valley and Hollywood establishments.

Based on interviews with scores of people--rivals, colleagues, friends--who have worked with Jobs over the years, The Second Coming of Steve Jobs gets under the hood of this extraordinarily complex man: how and why he almost gave up on his career; the details of his negotiations with Disney's Jeffrey Katzenberg and Michael Eisner, and of the culture clash between Silicon Valley and Hollywood; his methods of leadership, management, creativity, and innovation; his friendship and rivalry with Bill Gates--and much more. In an unsentimental and powerful voice, Deutschman reveals a man who suffered his midlife crisis at thirty, compressing it into just three months; struggled between self-imposed exile and the allure of public life; and became the baby boomer icon who was constantly blurring the lines between businessman, rock star, and beatnik.

The Second Coming of Steve Jobs is a compelling look at an individual who has changed the face of technology and entertainment for the twenty-first century. This candid account of Steve Jobs's tumultuous and provocative career will answer the many questions left unanswered by this incredibly private character who has come to represent the Silicon Valley American dream.

Thinking in New Boxes: A New Paradigm for Business Creativity

Thinking in New Boxes: A New Paradigm for Business Creativity
Thinking in New Boxes: A New Paradigm for Business Creativity by Luc de Brabandere, Alan Iny
2013 | EPUB | 4.57MB

When BIC, manufacturer of disposable ballpoint pens, wanted to grow, it looked for an idea beyond introducing new sizes and ink colors. Someone suggested lighters.

LIGHTERS?

With an idea that seemed crazy at first, that bright executive, instead of seeing BIC as a pen company—a business in the PEN “box”—figured out that there was growth to be found in the DISPOSABLE “box.” And he was right. Now there are disposable BIC lighters, razors, even phones. The company opened its door to a host of opportunities.

IT INVENTED A NEW BOX.

Your business can, too. And simply thinking “out of the box” is not the answer. True ingenuity needs structure, hard analysis, and bold brainstorming. It needs to start THINKING IN NEW BOXES—a revolutionary process for sustainable creativity from two strategic innovation experts from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

To make sense of the world, we all rely on assumptions, on models—on what Luc de Brabandere and Alan Iny call “boxes.” If we are unaware of our boxes, they can blind us to risks and opportunities.

This innovative book challenges everything you thought you knew about business creativity by breaking creativity down into five steps:

  • Doubt everything. Challenge your current perspectives.
  • Probe the possible. Explore options around you.
  • Diverge. Generate many new and exciting ideas, even if they seem absurd.
  • Converge. Evaluate and select the ideas that will drive breakthrough results.
  • Reevaluate. Relentlessly. No idea is a good idea forever. And did we mention Reevaluate? Relentlessly.

Creativity is paramount if you are to thrive in a time of accelerating change. Replete with practical and potent creativity tools, and featuring fascinating case studies from BIC to Ford to Trader Joe’s, Thinking in New Boxes will help you and your company overcome missed opportunities and stay ahead of the curve.

This book isn’t a simpleminded checklist. This is Thinking in New Boxes.

And it will be fun. (We promise.)

The Clarity Principle

The Clarity Principle
The Clarity Principle: How Great Leaders Make the Most Important Decision in Business (and What Happens When They Don't) by Chatham Sullivan
2013 | EPUB | 3.02MB

Turf wars, low morale, bad politics, and misguided strategies: these are issues that claim much of a leader’s time. But this parade of dysfunctions and messy “people” problems actually points to an organization confused about its core business, torn between competing ideas about what it is and wants to be—an organization facing an identity crisis.

Strategy and leadership expert Chatham Sullivan argues that when the purpose of a business becomes confused, it is the leaders’ responsibility to restore clarity, especially in the face of tough strategic choices that have political, personal, and cultural consequences for the organization. Sullivan shows leaders how to take the decisive stand that clarifies their organization’s core purpose.

Featuring compelling stories of leaders who have succumbed to and successfully resolved their organizations’ identity crises, The Clarity Principle bridges the gap between leadership and strategy and demonstrates the tremendous gains to be achieved by leaders willing to make tough choices.

The Money Class: Learn to Create Your New American Dream

The Money Class: Learn to Create Your New American Dream
The Money Class: Learn to Create Your New American Dream by Suze Orman
2011 | EPUB + MOBI | 428.29KB/1.27MB

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Revised & updated

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN THE MONEY CLASS?

  • How to find the courage to stand in your truth and why it is a place of power.
  • What daily actions will restore the word “hope” to your vocabulary.
  • Everything you need to know about taking care of your family, your home, your career, and planning for retirement—no matter where you are in your life or where the economy is heading.

In nine electrifying, empowering classes, Suze Orman teaches us how to navigate these unprecedented financial times. With her trademark directness, she shows us how to tackle the complicated mix of money and family, how to avoid making costly mistakes in real estate, and how to get traction in your career or rebuild after a professional setback. And in what is the most comprehensive retirement resource available today, Suze presents an attainable strategy, for every reader, at every age.

The Money Class is filled with tools and advice that can take you from a place of financial fear to a place of financial security. In The Money Class you will learn what you need to know in order to feel hopeful, once again, about your future.

The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke

The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke
The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke by Suze Orman
2007 | EPUB | 2.25MB

If you are tired of struggling to make ends meet but don't know a 401(k) from Special K, this book is for you. Aimed specifically at "Generation Broke"--those in their twenties and thirties who are working yet buried in credit card debt and student loans--this user-friendly guide offers a clear introduction to practical investing and money management techniques that can turn even a dismal financial situation around. Bestselling author Suze Orman has a knack for taking the fear out of money matters, and in The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke, she shows readers how to set priorities and achieve goals, whether it is to buy a house or save for retirement or pay for a child's education. She also offers inspiration to readers to face their financial problems and get started on a solution. After all, there is good news: young people still have the time to correct problems so that they will never be broke again. Readers who find terms such as diversification and IRA rollover scary--or worse, unimportant--will learn much from this book.

In these pages, Orman clearly and succinctly explains what a FICO score is and why it's so important, offers the lowdown on stocks and mutual funds, provides career advice, and offers lots of tips on dealing with student loan debt, saving money even when times are tight, debt consolidation strategies, and the safest way for newlyweds to merge their finances. She also offers information on credit cards, including why canceling cards is not a good idea, when it makes sense to use them, and the best strategies for paying them off. It may not be the only money book you'll ever need, but it's an excellent place to start. --Shawn Carkonen

The Laws of Money, The Lessons of Life [Audiobook]

The Laws of Money, The Lessons of Life [Audiobook]
The Laws of Money, The Lessons of Life: Keep What You Have and Create What You Deserve [Audiobook] by Suze Orman
2003 | MP3@128 kbps with PDF Guide Book | 5 hrs 23 mins | 296.72MB

Suze Orman, America's most trusted personal-finance expert, will give you guidance that will point you in the right direction every time you need to make a decision about your money.

Like a compass, the laws of money direct you to safety, security, and prosperity. They give you the ability to define your financial destiny and guide it with your own hands, so you can hold on to what you have and create what you deserve.

These laws are as timeless as they are timely. The Laws of Money, The Lessons of Life will provide you with the solid financial foundation upon which you can stand, regroup, and build.

THE LAWS OF MONEY:

  • Law Number 1. Truth Creates Money, Lies Destroy It.
  • Law Number 2. Look at What You Have, Not at What You Had.
  • Law Number 3. Do What Is Right for You, Before You Do What Is Right for Your Money.
  • Law Number 4. Invest in the Known Before the Unknown.
  • Law Number 5. Always Remember: Money Has No Power of Its Own.

The Road to Wealth [Audiobook]

The Road to Wealth [Audiobook]
The Road to Wealth: A Comprehensive Guide to Your Money [Audiobook] by Suze Orman
2001 | MP3@128 kbps | ~5 hrs 30 mins | 334.15MB

Accessible, pragmatic, and comprehensive, The Road to Wealth imparts information critical to every stage of listeners' financial lives. Whether one is a novice investor or a veteran of the market, whether laying the building blocks for a rich future or seeking comfort during the retirement years, The Road to Wealth has the answers. With her unique grasp of the life of money and the role money plays in listeners' lives, Suze Orman has compiles an invaluable resource of practical financial information.

The Courage to Be Rich [Audiobook]

The Courage to Be Rich [Audiobook]
The Courage to Be Rich: Creating a Life of Material and Spiritual Abundance [Audiobook] by Suze Orman
2000 | MP3@128 kbps | ~ 5,5 hrs | 338.33MB

Practical, spiritual, and above all soundly financial, The Courage Be Rich addresses the rites of passage we all must face-marriage, divorce, death; spending (and overspending) on life's necessities and luxuries; taking control of our financial tomorrows today. From the business of love to buying a home; from imparting proper values to our children to defining our own self-worth; from starting over to staking a claim to our future, Orman shows us how to find the clarity, conviction, and courage to meet the obstacles and opportunities of a lifetime.

Expressing her deep belief that only when we truly learn to value and respect money in the most expansive sense will we be able to change our financial destiny, Orman demonstrates-through exercises, examples and case studies-how to create a rich and abundant life, starting from what we have today. Finally, she takes on the seldom explored subject of money and grace-the rewards wealth bestows and the responsibilities if confers.

There is no more persuasive, compelling, and honest a financial teacher today than Suze Orman. Building on the rock-solid foundation of her earlier lessons, The Courage to Be Rich is, in every sense, higher education on matters of vital importance to us all.

Lean Production Simplified [Second Edition]

Lean Production Simplified [Second Edition]
Lean Production Simplified: A Plain Language Guide to the World's Most Powerful Production System [Second Edition] by Pascal Dennis
2007 | PDF | 21.67MB

Winner of a Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award

Lean Production Simplified, Second Edition is a plain language guide to the lean production system written for the practitioner by a practitioner. It delivers a comprehensive insider's view of lean manufacturing. The author helps the reader to grasp the system as a whole and the factors that animate it by organizing the book around an image of a house of lean production.

Highlights include:

  • A comprehensive view of Toyota¹s lean manufacturing system
  • A look at the origins and underlying principles of lean
  • Identifying the goals of lean production
  • Practical problem solving for lean production
  • Activities that support involvement - Kaizen circles, suggestion systems, and problem solving

This second edition has been updated with expanded information on the Lean Improvement Process; Production Physics and Little's Law - the fundamental equation for both manufacturing and service industries (cycle time = work in process/throughput); Value Stream Thinking - combining processes required to bring the product or service to the customer; Hoshin Planning -- using the Planning and Execution Tree diagram and Problem Solving -- including the "Five Why" method and how to use it.

Lean Production Simplified, Second Edition covers each of the components of lean within the context of the entire lean production system. The author's straightforward common sense approach makes this book an easily accessible on-the-floor resource for every operator.

The Business Solution to Poverty

The Business Solution to Poverty
The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion New Customers by Paul Polak, Mal Warwick
2013 | EPUB | 3.35MB

The fact is none of the well-meaning anti-poverty initiatives to date have achieved much –there are 2.7 billion people today living on $2 a day or less, more than the entire population of the world in 1950. Paul Polak and Mal Warwick argue that the way to help these people is not to view them as victims or as charity cases, but as customers whose needs the market can serve effectively and profitably, without exploitation. In fact, Polak has been doing it for years. The key is to design products and services explicitly for this market - not cheapened versions of products designed for more affluent markets - an approach called Zero-Based Design.

Polak and Warwick spell out, step by step, the guidelines and principles of this approach, and show how it has already been able to supply the very poor with clean drinking water, electricity, irrigation, housing, education, healthcare, and other necessities at a fraction of the usual cost and at profit margins comparable to the more developed world. This approach can be scaled up to reach a virtually untouched market of millions or even billions - this is an extraordinary opportunity for nimble entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate executives that will result in tremendous good for the world’s poorest people.

The Virtual Manager

The Virtual Manager
The Virtual Manager: Cutting-Edge Solutions for Hiring, Managing, Motivating, and Engaging Mobile Employees by Kevin Sheridan
2012 | EPUB | 3.01MB

The mere suggestion of employees working from home is enough to make many managers sweat. Faced with the prospect of managing an employee they can't even see, many discover that their managerial style just doesn't work anymore. As an increasing number of jobs can be executed from home, managers must learn how to adapt their leadership style to cater to remote employees.

Based on years of research, The Virtual Manager provides any manager with the tools he or she needs to successfully work with virtual employees. Trust us: it's not like managing office-bound employees! This book is a tell-all user manual for a new generation of managers.

To stay competitive in a global marketplace, it is essential to incorporate virtual employees into talent management strategy. The Virtual Manager arms managers with the knowledge they need to be become effective virtual leaders, including actionable advice on how to:

  • Leverage the top engagement drivers for virtual employees
  • Develop or alter policies and procedures to fit virtual employees' needs
  • Impact business outcomes through a flexible work strategy

The Food Truck Handbook

The Food Truck Handbook
The Food Truck Handbook: Start, Grow, and Succeed in the Mobile Food Business by David Weber
2012 | EPUB | 3.23MB

How to start, grow, and succeed in the food truck business.

Food trucks have become a wildly popular and important part of the hospitality industry. Consumers are flocking to these mobile food businesses in droves, inspiring national food truck competitions and even a show dedicated to the topic on The Food Network. The relatively low cost of entry as compared to starting a restaurant, combined with free and low-cost ways to market them to the masses via platforms like social media, are just two of the reasons that food truck business are drawing in budding entrepreneurs.

Author David Weber, a food truck advocate and entrepreneur himself, is here to offer his practical, step-by-step advice to achieving your mobile food mogul dreams in The Food Truck Handbook. This book cuts through all of the hype to give both hopeful entrepreneurs and already established truck owners an accurate portrayal of life on the streets. From concept to gaining a loyal following to preventative maintenance on your equipment this book covers it all.

  • Includes profiles of successful food trucks, detailing their operations, profitability, and scalability.
  • Establish best practices for operating your truck using one-of-a-kind templates for choosing vending locations, opening checklist, closing checklist, and more.
  • Create a sound business plan complete with a reasonable budget and finding vendors you can trust; consider daily operations in detail from start to finish, and ultimately expand your business.
  • Stay lean and profitable by avoiding the most common operating mistakes.

The Starbucks Story: How the Brand Changed the World

The Starbucks Story: How the Brand Changed the World
The Starbucks Story: How the Brand Changed the World by John Simmons
2012 | EPUB | 2.08MB

Coffee is a commodity. You can get a cup at any cafe, sandwich bar or restaurant anywhere. So how did Starbucks manage to reinvent coffee as a whole new experience, and create a hugely successful brand in the process?

The Starbucks Story tells the brand’s story from its origins in a Seattle fish market to its growing global presence today. This is a story that has unfolded quickly - at least in terms of conventional business development. Starbucks is a phenomenon. Unknown 15 years ago, it now ranks among the 100 most valuable brands in the world. It has become the quintessential brand of the modern age, built around the creation of an experience that can be consistently reproduced across the world.

Originally published in 2004 as My Sister's A Barista: How they made Starbucks a home away from home, this new 2012 edition has been updated to bring the brand up to date.

Behind the Shock Machine

Behind the Shock Machine
Behind the Shock Machine: The Untold Story of the Notorious Milgram Psychology Experiment by Gina Perry
2013 | EPUB | 3.37MB

When social psychologist Stanley Milgram invited volunteers to take part in an experiment at Yale in the summer of 1961, none of the participants could have foreseen the worldwide sensation that the published results would cause. Milgram reported that fully 65 percent of the volunteers had repeatedly administered electric shocks of increasing strength to a man they believed to be in severe pain, even suffering a life-threatening heart condition, simply because an authority figure had told them to do so. Such behavior was linked to atrocities committed by ordinary people under the Nazi regime and immediately gripped the public imagination. The experiments remain a source of controversy and fascination more than fifty years later.

In Behind the Shock Machine, psychologist and author Gina Perry unearths for the first time the full story of this controversial experiment and its startling repercussions. Interviewing the original participants—many of whom remain haunted to this day about what they did—and delving deep into Milgram’s personal archive, she pieces together a more complex picture and much more troubling picture of these experiments than was originally presented by Milgram. Uncovering the details of the experiments leads her to question the validity of that 65 percent statistic and the claims that it revealed something essential about human nature. Fleshed out with dramatic transcripts of the tests themselves, the book puts a human face on the unwitting people who faced the moral test of the shock machine and offers a gripping, unforgettable tale of one man’s ambition and an experiment that defined a generation.

How the Brain Got Language: The Mirror System Hypothesis

How the Brain Got Language: The Mirror System Hypothesis
How the Brain Got Language: The Mirror System Hypothesis by Michael A Arbib
2012 | PDF | 4.83MB

Unlike any other species, humans can learn and use language. This book explains how the brain evolved to make language possible, through what Michael Arbib calls the Mirror System Hypothesis. Because of mirror neurons, monkeys, chimps, and humans can learn by imitation, but only "complex imitation," which humans exhibit, is powerful enough to support the breakthrough to language.

This theory provides a path from the openness of manual gesture, which we share with nonhuman primates, through the complex imitation of manual skills, pantomime, protosign (communication based on conventionalized manual gestures), and finally to protospeech. The theory explains why we humans are as capable of learning sign languages as we are of learning to speak.

This fascinating book shows how cultural evolution took over from biological evolution for the transition from protolanguage to fully fledged languages. The author explains how the brain mechanisms that made the original emergence of languages possible, perhaps 100,000 years ago, are still operative today in the way children acquire language, in the way that new sign languages have emerged in recent decades, and in the historical processes of language change on a time scale from decades to centuries.

Though the subject is complex, this book is highly readable, providing all the necessary background in primatology, neuroscience, and linguistics to make the book accessible to a general audience.

The Philosophical Breakfast Club

The Philosophical Breakfast Club
The Philosophical Breakfast Club: Four Remarkable Friends Who Transformed Science and Changed the World
2011 | EPUB | 4.12MB

The Philosophical Breakfast Club recounts the life and work of four men who met as students at Cambridge University: Charles Babbage, John Herschel, William Whewell, and Richard Jones. Recognizing that they shared a love of science (as well as good food and drink) they began to meet on Sunday mornings to talk about the state of science in Britain and the world at large. Inspired by the great 17th century scientific reformer and political figure Francis Bacon—another former student of Cambridge—the Philosophical Breakfast Club plotted to bring about a new scientific revolution. And to a remarkable extent, they succeeded, even in ways they never intended.

Historian of science and philosopher Laura J. Snyder exposes the political passions, religious impulses, friendships, rivalries, and love of knowledge—and power—that drove these extraordinary men. Whewell (who not only invented the word “scientist,” but also founded the fields of crystallography, mathematical economics, and the science of tides), Babbage (a mathematical genius who invented the modern computer), Herschel (who mapped the skies of the Southern Hemisphere and contributed to the invention of photography), and Jones (a curate who shaped the science of economics) were at the vanguard of the modernization of science.

This absorbing narrative of people, science and ideas chronicles the intellectual revolution inaugurated by these men, one that continues to mold our understanding of the world around us and of our place within it. Drawing upon the voluminous correspondence between the four men over the fifty years of their work, Laura J. Snyder shows how friendship worked to spur the men on to greater accomplishments, and how it enabled them to transform science and help create the modern world.

State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible?

State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible?
State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible by The Worldwatch Institute, Erik Assadourian
2013 | PDF | 12.44MB

Every day, we are presented with a range of “sustainable” products and activities—from “green” cleaning supplies to carbon offsets—but with so much labeled as “sustainable,” the term has become essentially sustainababble, at best indicating a practice or product slightly less damaging than the conventional alternative. Is it time to abandon the concept altogether, or can we find an accurate way to measure sustainability? If so, how can we achieve it? And if not, how can we best prepare for the coming ecological decline?

In the latest edition of Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World series, scientists, policy experts, and thought leaders tackle these questions, attempting to restore meaning to sustainability as more than just a marketing tool. In State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible?, experts define clear sustainability metrics and examine various policies and perspectives, including geoengineering, corporate transformation, and changes in agricultural policy, that could put us on the path to prosperity without diminishing the well-being of future generations. If these approaches fall short, the final chapters explore ways to prepare for drastic environmental change and resource depletion, such as strengthening democracy and societal resilience, protecting cultural heritage, and dealing with increased conflict and migration flows.

State of the World 2013 cuts through the rhetoric surrounding sustainability, offering a broad and realistic look at how close we are to fulfilling it today and which practices and policies will steer us in the right direction. This book will be especially useful for policymakers, environmental nonprofits, and students of environmental studies, sustainability, or economics.

Hollow Earth

Hollow Earth
Hollow Earth: The Long and Curious History of Imagining Strange Lands, Fantastical Creatures, Advanced Civilizations, and Marvelous Machines Below the Earth's Surface by David Standish
2007 | EPUB + MOBI | 2.71/3.04MB

Beliefs in mysterious underworlds are as old as humanity. But the idea that the earth has a hollow interior was first proposed as a scientific theory in 1691 by Sir Edmond Halley (of comet fame), who suggested that there might be life down there as well.

Hollow Earth traces the surprising, marvelous, and just plain weird permutations his ideas have taken over the centuries. From science fiction to utopian societies and even religions, Hollow Earth travels through centuries and cultures, exploring how each era’s relationship to the idea of a hollow earth mirrored its hopes, fears, and values. Illustrated with everything from seventeenth-century maps to 1950s pulp art to movie posters and more, Hollow Earth is for anyone interested in the history of strange ideas that just won’t go away.

Life: A Natural History of the First 4 Billion Years of Life on Earth

Life: A Natural History of the First 4 Billion Years of Life on Earth
Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth by Richard Fortey
1999 | EPUB + MOBI | 1.83/6.94MB

By one of Britain's most gifted scientists: a magnificently daring and compulsively readable account of life on Earth (from the "big bang" to the advent of man), based entirely on the most original of all sources--the evidence of fossils.

With excitement and driving intelligence, Richard Fortey guides us from the barren globe spinning in space, through the very earliest signs of life in the sulphurous hot springs and volcanic vents of the young planet, the appearance of cells, the slow creation of an atmosphere and the evolution of myriad forms of plants and animals that could then be sustained, including the magnificent era of the dinosaurs, and on to the last moment before the debut of Homo sapiens.

Ranging across multiple scientific disciplines, explicating in wonderfully clear and refreshing prose their findings and arguments--about the origins of life, the causes of species extinctions and the first appearance of man--Fortey weaves this history out of the most delicate traceries left in rock, stone and earth. He also explains how, on each aspect of nature and life, scientists have reached the understanding we have today, who made the key discoveries, who their opponents were and why certain ideas won.

Brimful of wit, fascinating personal experience and high scholarship, this book may well be our best introduction yet to the complex history of life on Earth.

The Story of Earth [Audiobook]

The Story of Earth [Audiobook]
The Story of Earth: The First 4,5 Billion Years, from Stardust to Living Planet [Audiobook] by Robert M. Hazen, read by Walter Dixon
2012 | MP3 VBR | 9 hrs 56 mins | 291.32MB

Earth evolves. From first atom to molecule, mineral to magma, granite crust to single cell to verdant living landscape, ours is a planet constantly in flux. In this radical new approach to Earth’s biography, senior Carnegie Institution researcher and national bestselling author Robert M. Hazen reveals how the co-evolution of the geosphere and biosphere—of rocks and living matter—has shaped our planet into the only one of its kind in the Solar System, if not the entire cosmos.

With an astrobiologist’s imagination, a historian’s perspective, and a naturalist’s passion for the ground beneath our feet, Hazen explains how changes on an atomic level translate into dramatic shifts in Earth’s makeup over its 4.567 billion year existence. He calls upon a flurry of recent discoveries to portray our planet’s many iterations in vivid detail—from its fast-rotating infancy when the Sun rose every five hours and the Moon filled 250 times more sky than it does now, to its sea-bathed youth before the first continents arose; from the Great Oxidation Event that turned the land red, to the globe-altering volcanism that may have been the true killer of the dinosaurs. Through Hazen’s theory of “co-evolution,” we learn how reactions between organic molecules and rock crystals may have generated Earth’s first organisms, which in turn are responsible for more than two-thirds of the mineral varieties on the planet—thousands of different kinds of crystals that could not exist in a nonliving world.

The Story of Earth is also the story of the pioneering men and women behind the sciences. Readers will meet black-market meteorite hawkers of the Sahara Desert, the gun-toting Feds who guarded the Apollo missions’ lunar dust, and the World War II Navy officer whose super-pressurized “bomb”—recycled from military hardware—first simulated the molten rock of Earth’s mantle. As a mentor to a new generation of scientists, Hazen introduces the intrepid young explorers whose dispatches from Earth’s harshest landscapes will revolutionize geology.

Celebrated by the New York Times for writing “with wonderful clarity about science . . . that effortlessly teaches as it zips along,” Hazen proves a brilliant and entertaining guide on this grand tour of our planet inside and out. Lucid, controversial, and intellectually bracing, The Story of Earth is popular science of the highest order.

The Science of Fear [Audiobook]

The Science of Fear [Audiobook]
The Science of Fear: Why We Fear the Things We Shouldn't--and Put Ourselves in Greater Danger [Audiobook] by Daniel Gardner, read by Scott Peterson
2009 | MP3 VBR | 12 hrs 08 mins | 277.82MB

From terror attacks to the war on terror, real estate bubbles to the price of oil, sexual predators to poisoned food from China, our list of fears is ever-growing. And yet, we are the safest and healthiest humans in history. Irrational fear seems to be taking over, often with tragic results. For example, in the months after 9/11, when people decided to drive instead of fly—believing they were avoiding risk—road deaths rose by more than 1,500.

In this fascinating, lucid, and thoroughly entertaining examination of how humans process risk, journalist Dan Gardner had the exclusive cooperation of Paul Slovic, the world renowned risk-science pioneer, as he reveals how our hunter gatherer brains struggle to make sense of a world utterly unlike the one that made them. Filled with illuminating real world examples, interviews with experts, and fast-paced, lean storytelling, The Science of Fear shows why it is truer than ever that the worst thing we have to fear is fear itself.

Mad for Foucault: Rethinking the Foundations of Queer Theory

Mad for Foucault: Rethinking the Foundations of Queer Theory
Mad for Foucault: Rethinking the Foundations of Queer Theory by Lynne Huffer
2009 | EPUB | 3.24MB

Michel Foucault was the first to embed the roots of human sexuality in discipline and biopolitics, therefore revolutionizing our conception of sex and its relationship to society, economics, and culture. Yet over the past two decades, scholars have limited themselves to the study of Foucault's History of Sexuality, volume 1 paying lesser attention to his equally explosive History of Madness. In this earlier volume, Foucault recasts Western rationalism as a project that both produces and represses sexual deviants, calling out the complicity of modern science and the exclusionary nature of family morality.

By reclaiming these deft moves, Lynne Huffer teases out exciting new strands of Foucauldian thought. She then revisits the theorist's ethical work in light of these discoveries, divining an ethics of eros that sees sexuality as a lived experience we are repeatedly called on to remember. Throughout her study, Huffer weaves her own experiences together with Foucault's, sampling from unpublished interviews and other archived materials in order to intimately rework the problem of sexuality as a product of reason.

The Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry [Second Edition]

The Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry [Second Edition]
The Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry [Second Edition] by Massad Ayoob
2012 | EPUB | 16.82MB

Understand the Hottest Issues Surrounding Concealed Carry!

Written by Massad Ayoob, one of the pre-eminent fighting handgun trainers in the world, Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry 2nd Edition builds upon the best-selling 1st edition by addressing some of the hottest issues surrounding concealed carry today.

  • Understand Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground laws.
  • Review case studies that reveal lessons learned.
  • Commentary from Ayoob draws on his experience as an expert witness for courts in weapons and shooting cases.
  • Find out about the latest in holsters and gear, including new personal defense ammunition and lights.

As a handgun owner, you owe it to yourself to stay informed and educated about changes in concealed carry laws and personal defense hardware. Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry 2nd Edition helps you do exactly that.

Concealed Carry for Women

Concealed Carry for Women
Concealed Carry for Women by Gila Hayes
2013 | EPUB | 35.75MB

This book explains the mindset, skills, equipment and accessories necessary for successful concealed carry, with a focus on challenges unique to women. This book will help you:

  • Decide to carry a gun for self defense
  • The legalities and society's unwritten rules for armed citizens
  • Shooting skills for concealed carry
  • Integrating a concealed handgun into one's life
  • Selecting a handgun
  • How holsters work with the female figure
  • Women's fashions and concealed carry: what works, what doesn't

Furniture Makeovers

Furniture Makeovers
Furniture Makeovers: Simple Techniques for Transforming Furniture with Paint, Stains, Paper, Stencils, and More by Barb Blair
2013 | EPUB | 8.97MB

Furniture Makeovers shows how to transform tired furniture into stunning showpieces. You'll never look at a hand-me-down dresser the same way again!

The book offers 26 easy-to-follow techniques that can be applied to all different types of pieces, from bookshelves to desks: painting, applying gold leaf, wallpapering, distressing, dip dyeing, and more. In addition to the core techniques, author and Knack Studios founder Barb Blair shares 30 beautiful before-and-after makeovers from her studio and outlines how to achieve each look. With helpful step-by-step photographs, a visual glossary explaining all the tools and materials needed, and a lovely contemporary aesthetic, Furniture Makeovers is a treasure trove of ideas and instruction for the home decorator.

Real-Life Decorating: Your Look, Your Budget

Real-Life Decorating: Your Look, Your Budget
Real-Life Decorating: Your Look, Your Budget by Better Homes and Gardens
2010 | PDF | 39.33MB

color, pattern, shape, texture, bright, easy, comfort, style, This is your source for real-life ideas and inspiration for creating a living space that matches your lifestyle and your budget. From picking paint colors to mixing patterns to arranging furniture, we put the real in Real-Life Decorating! smart, livable, savvy, inspire, transform, doable, unique, fresh, genuine, cozy, warm, gracious, clever, authentic, creative, lasting, brilliant, friendly, storage, family, new, display, spacious

Home Upgrades Under $600

Home Upgrades Under $600
Home Upgrades Under $600: Easy Step-by-Step Instructions by Better Homes and Gardens
2012 | PDF | 175.7MB

Affordable, achievable upgrades that bring big value to your home.

While many people want to upgrade their homes, the economic downturn has put the brakes on many big projects. The new focus is on sensible, market-smart upgrades for comfort, satisfaction, and value.

Home Upgrades Under $600 showcases smart, easy projects for the budget-conscious but dedicated homeowner. You'll get a potpourri of upgrades?not just repairs?that are inexpensive but that add to your home's worth, livability, and appeal.

  • 70+ projects that can be completed for under $600 and in no more than a few days
  • All projects are homeowner-friendly, regardless of your skill set
  • If you're a homeowner who wants to update or upgrade your home on a budget and in just a few days, Home Upgrades Under $600 has you covered!

Sharpening Hand Tools [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-66]

Sharpening Hand Tools [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-66]
Sharpening Hand Tools [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-66] by Max Alth
1982 | EPUB | 3.14MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Perfect Grilled Meats [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-146]

Perfect Grilled Meats [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-146]
Perfect Grilled Meats [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-146] by Matt Kelly
1996 | EPUB | 3.18MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Natural & Herbal Family Remedies Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-168

Natural & Herbal Family Remedies Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-168
Natural & Herbal Family Remedies [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-168] by Cynthia Black
1997 | EPUB | 3.3MB

Rediscover the Recipes Your Grandmother Once Used.

Natural and herbal healing is nothing new. For thousands of years people have relied on the gifts of nature to cure common ailments. Today, herbal remedies have become a popular alternative to conventional medicine and a way for families to address everyday woes themselves.

In Natural & Herbal Family Remedies, Cynthia Black shares the tried-and-true remedies that have been with her family for generations. To this day she uses these natural and herbal treatments to care for her family, pets, and home. You’ll find recipes for treating the conditions common in every family, including diaper rash, cuts, bruises, stress, headaches, colds, and stomachaches, as well as natural beauty treatments for hair and skin care. Cynthia also provides recipes for nourishing foods, natural animal care, and herbal cleansers for the home.

Grow the Best Peppers [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-138]

Grow the Best Peppers [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-138]
Grow the Best Peppers [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-138] by Weldon Burge
1995 | EPUB | 3.12MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Grow the Best Strawberries [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-190]

Grow the Best Strawberries [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-190]
Grow the Best Strawberries [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-190] by Louise Riotte
1998 | EPUB | 3.12MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Grow the Best Asparagus [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-63]

Grow the Best Asparagus [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-63]
Grow the Best Asparagus [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-63] by Michael Higgins
1981 | EPUB | 3.03MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Water Gardening in Containers [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-182]

Water Gardening in Containers [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-182]
Water Gardening in Containers [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-182] by Ken Walter
1998 | EPUB | 3.09MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Wide Row Planting [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-2]

Wide Row Planting [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-2]
Wide Row Planting [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-2] by Dick Raymond
1983 | EPUB | 3.11MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Long-Lasting Hanging Plants [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-147]

Long-Lasting Hanging Plants [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-147]
Long-Lasting Hanging Plants [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-147] by Rhonda Massingham Hart
1996 | EPUB | 3.03MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Landscaping with Annuals [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-108]

Landscaping with Annuals [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-108]
Landscaping with Annuals [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-108] by Ann Reilly
1989 | EPUB | 3.0MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Using Beneficial Insects [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-127]

Using Beneficial Insects [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-127]
Using Beneficial Insects [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-127] by Rhonda Massingham Hart
1991 | EPUB | 3.18MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

The Flower Arranger's Garden [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-103]

The Flower Arranger's Garden [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-103]
The Flower Arranger's Garden [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-103] by Patricia R Barrett
1998 | EPUB | 3.07MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Growing Miniature Roses [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-116]

Growing Miniature Roses [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-116]
Growing Miniature Roses [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-116] by Mardi Berkhouse Jones
1990 | EPUB | 3.04MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Growing & Using Oregano [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-157]

Growing & Using Oregano [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-157]
Growing & Using Oregano [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-157] by Sara Pitzer
1996 | EPUB | 3.06MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Growing and Using Cilantro [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-181]

Growing and Using Cilantro [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-181]
Growing and Using Cilantro [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-181] by Glenn Andrews
1998 | EPUB | 3.14MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Growing & Using Dill [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-200]

Growing & Using Dill [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-200]
Growing & Using Dill [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-200] by Glenn Andrews
1999 | EPUB | 3.06MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Growing & Using Sage [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-166]

Growing & Using Sage [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-166]
Growing & Using Sage [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-166] by Patricia R Barrett
1997 | EPUB | 3.01MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Growing & Using Basil [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-119]

Growing & Using Basil [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-119]
Growing & Using Basil [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-119] by Ellen Ogden
1990 | EPUB | 3.11MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Growing & Using Rosemary [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-161]

Growing & Using Rosemary [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-161]
Growing & Using Rosemary [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-161] by Bertha Reppert
1996 | EPUB | 3.15MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Growing and Using Thyme [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-180]

Growing and Using Thyme [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-180]
Growing and Using Thyme [Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-180] by Michelle Gillett
1998 | EPUB | 3.16MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.